Lao Morning News For June 5

Lao Morning News For June 5
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Lao PDR morning newsSingapore on top, Laos on the bottom – English proficiency
The EF English Proficiency Index is out for the past 12 months, the seventh overview of countries where English is not the native language. Ranked from top to bottom and broken up into specific demographics.
The Thaiger/ The Nation

Laos joins global environmental campaign against plastic
Laos has joined other countries in urging its population to reduce the use of plastic as part of efforts to create a better world environment.
Vientiane Times 

Tourism industry fuels economic growth in Laos
The Lao tourism industry is not only playing a significant role in boosting economic growth, but is also creating a huge number of job opportunities for local people, experts have noted.
The Nation 

Govt, int’l experts dig deep to resolve problem of damaged roads
Government officials and members of international organisations met in Vientiane yesterday for talks on road maintenance, with a view to better regulating road transport and preventing damage by overloaded trucks.
Vientiane Times 

Australia backs project to reduce child undernutrition
The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health of Australia is providing over US$700,000 from 2018-2021 to help reduce child malnutrition in target districts of Vientiane province.
Vientiane Times 

Prime Minister’s Order Gives New Hope for Wildlife
The new Order by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on the management and inspection of prohibited wild fauna and flora is a significant step forward in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, tiger and bear farms, poaching and transnational trade in endangered species, WWF said on Thursday, May 31.
Lao News Agency

Champassak readies hilltop site for tourists
Champassak provincial authorities are eyeing a site at Phou Sa Lao Mountain in Phonthong district, with a view to turning it into a tourist attraction and bringing more people to the area.
Vientiane Times 

Korea’s new foreign policy to boost cooperation with Asean, Laos: diplomat
The Republic of Korea’s renewed foreign policy will advance relations and cooperation with Southeast Asian countries including Laos, the Korean Ambassador to Laos has said.
Vientiane Times 

US extends support for school meals programme
The United States government has announced new support of US$27.4 million in funding for the school meals programme to help strengthen the Lao government’s national school meals initiative.
Vientiane Times 

 

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